The Dream Catcher splitboard from Jones is not without reason one of the most popular women's boards. Jones women's all-mountain board, which is available both as a splitboard and in an almost identical version as a solidboard, enters its fourth season this year.
Jones Dream Catcher Split 20-21
Tested 148 cm version, with Voilé Wms Speedrail binding. Tester's weight is around 53 kg and she has body height of 1,6 m.
Ascent: The Dream Catcher is one of the softer boards on the splitboard market in terms of flex, and it is also supposed to be suitable for female splitboard beginners whose ascent technique is still in need of improvement - so how does it actually look with edge hold and stability in the ascent?
The board performs surprisingly well, even in adverse conditions. Some concentration is required in icy, slushy and/or steep passages, but the wavy edge does not let you down and overall the skis are also well balanced and weight-wise in the comfortable range.
Descent: Those who like rather playful boards and also like to use the backcountry as a freestyle playground will enjoy the Dream Catcher Split. The board is responsive and easy to turn, it is also very inviting to try out small tricks and jibs. Thanks to its good maneuverability, it is a reliable companion in steep or challenging terrain. The Directional Rocker profile ensures good glide in powder even without any taper thanks to the optimized flex pattern. The Dream Catcher plows through heavily chopped up old snow or breakable crust in a smooth and solid manner, although the turn initiation requires a bit more effort here and you notice that it is not a mega-stiff board that simply irons everything away.
I would also like to mention that due to the predefined position for the binding in tour mode, the possibilities for variation in terms of stance are somewhat limited when using a binding model with rear-folding climbing aids.
The Dream Catcher splitboard from Jones is not without reason one of the most popular women's boards. Jones women's all-mountain board, which is available both as a splitboard and in an almost identical version as a solidboard, enters its fourth season this year. The Dream Catcher splitboard from Jones, which is available both as a splitboard and in an almost identical version as a solidboard, is not without reason one of the most popular women's boards. Jones women's all-mountain board enters its fourth season this year. It is easy to ride, reliable and good-natured enough to allow, for example, beginners to make rapid progress. However, it is so technically mature, versatile and responsive that even experienced and good riders will get their money's worth. In terms of flex, it is rather on the softer side, which is positively noticeable in its playfulness. The target group should be ladies who like to go on pleasure tours, where the fun on the descent is in the foreground, but who want to be able to rely on their splitboard in all situations. Those who prefer a harder-tuned boards and focus more on technically/alpine challenging missions may consider the Jones Wms Solution.
Jones Dream Catcher Specs:
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Jones Dream Catcher Profile:
Video Presentation from Jeremy Jones:
- Directional Shape
- Rocker-Camber-Rocker Profile
- Classic Poplar Core
- Mellow Magne-Traction for increased edgehold
- Mellow Magne-Traction on the inner edges
- Sinterd 8000 Base
- Biax Fiberglass
- Eco Plastic Topsheet
- Oversized Steeledges - for additional durability
- Karakoram Standard Clips
- Quick Tension Tail Clip - eliminates the need for a additional skin tail clip